This villa in Victorian style has been completely restored and furnished as a representative official residence. To the rear of the villa a new wing has been designed for the ambassador’s private accommodation. An elongated volume with a slightly sloping saddle roof matches the existing building in composition and material.
The original residence of the Thai court doctor is used for official receptions and as guest accommodation. The living areas of the new wing are mainly located on the first floor, with the exception of the spacious garden room. In analogy to the local architecture, the new wing is mainly supported by columns. Louvred doors for windows and façades ensure privacy, ventilation and protection against sunlight. When open, these panels lend a strong sense of rhythm to the façade as a whole. The car port, kitchen and staff accommodation on the ground floor are directed to the outside of the garden, in order to ensure residents’ privacy. A large patio under the private living area affords a view of the exotic garden which has been redesigned by Michael van Gessel.